Cultural Quarter

It is a perfect summer's day. From a bedroom window we gaze on a group of families enjoying themselves in their own recreation. Is the road they play in a public or private place? Who owns it? Are they aware they are being filmed?? Cultural Quarter presents the relationships of observation in the city to its citizens, whilst begging ethical questions on surveillance, the gaze and human behaviour. Within the very current phenomena of city marketing and 'regeneration', Cultural Quarter exposes some of the gaps between developers' dreams and citizens' perceptions of what cultural space means and how to use it.

2003, UK, 10 mins.
Directed by Mike Stubbs

May 14, 2009